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Rocklin KinderCare

Denise Schleth, Center Director

3431 Marlee Way Rocklin CA 95677
(916) 624-7831 Contact this center

Ages: 6 WEEKS to 12 Year-Olds

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Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Antelope Creek, Cobblestone, Twin Oaks, Parker Whitney, Rocklin, Rocklin Academy-Meyers Street (but not for AM drop off), and Rock Creek.


Welcome to the Rocklin KinderCare. This is an amazing place where each day is spent playing, exploring, and learning. We understand that this is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make, and we are honored that you and your family have trusted us to be a part of your extended family. We have a team of dedicated teachers whose passion is to provide the very best care and education possible. By our "Learn Through Play" approach, we focus on whole child development including their emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development. From literacy development through a print rich environment to social skills built in dramatic play, at KinderCare everything we do is designed for learning.

Denise Schleth, Center Director

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We’re so proud!

Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited–nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.

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Our kids are taking off!

By kindergarten, our kids are testing ahead of their peers. Read all about it.


Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

Teachers & Staff

Our staff of highly trained teachers have a passion for educating. They work each day to provide a joyful, warm, and safe environment. Our teachers are eager to understand your needs and to provide the best service possible to your unique family. It is our promise that you will share in all of the joy of your child's experiences each day through regular communication with their teachers. Whether a formal parent teacher conference or a simple note home, we believe communication is of the highest priority.

  • Denise Schleth

    Denise Schleth, Center Director

    To love what you do and feel that it matters— how could anything be better?

    Denise started working at this particular KinderCare in 2002 as the preschool teacher and continued working with that age group for three and a half years. She was then promoted to Assistant Director at another KinderCare center. In January 2006, she was offered the Center Director position here at our fabulous Rocklin Center. Considering this was her "home" center she gladly accepted and has been the Director ever since. She truly loves each and every child in her care and is passionate about making a difference each day.

    Previous Experience:
    Denise has experience with Kids Come First Home Daycare & 49er Regional Occupation Program, as well as job-site training in preschool environments and kindergarten classrooms.
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Completed all Early Childhood Education courses as well as Preventative Health & Safety at Sierra College and with the California State Licensing Department
  • Nichole Sneed

    Nichole Sneed, Assistant Director

    I truly love working for KinderCare and have made some life-long friendships. It is an amazing opportunity we have to connect with so many wonderful families each day.

    Nichole has been with KinderCare since 2002. She started out as a Schoolage teacher at our Roseville location and worked with several other age groups before becoming the Assistant Director there. She then spent three years as the Center Director of our Elk Grove KinderCare before joining our team in Rocklin in February of 2014. Nichole loves how being in management allows her to build relationships with each child and family within our center. Nichole has a passion for Early Childhood Education and believes that learning should be fun.

    Previous Experience:
    Nichole has worked in many different roles throughout her time with KinderCare.
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Latifa

    Ms. Latifa, Infant Classroom

    Ms. Latifa has been living here locally for many years and has raised three amazing children. Her youngest daughter is currently enrolled in our School Age classroom. Ms. Latifa is a warm and caring teacher who prides herself on the bonds that she makes with the infants and families in her care.

    Previous Experience:
    Latifa previously worked at two other KinderCare locations for many years.
    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Arts in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Barbara

    Ms. Barbara, Toddler Classroom

    I love making a difference in the life of a child.

    Ms. Barbara has her Associate of Arts degree and an Early Childhood Development Credential from Sierra College where she also worked in the on-site preschool program for two years. She started at our center 10 years ago and has had her own children attend the KinderCare program as well. Ms. Barbara opens the center every morning excited to see the smiling faces of our eager, fun-seeking children.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Barbara worked previously with Regional Occupational Program with Children and Office Occupations. She also worked at a state preschool and was a restaurant manager.
    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate Degree and Early Childhood Certificate
  • Ms. Liz

    Ms. Liz, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Liz has been working in the Early Childhood Education field for 12 years. Teaching children through play and watching them learn and grow makes her proud to be a teacher. Just by walking into her classroom, you can feel the passion and heart that Ms. Liz puts into each and every activity the children do.

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to working for KinderCare Ms. Liz worked as a nanny.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate's from Ellis University
  • Ms. Doris

    Ms. Doris, Preschool Classroom

    Ms. Doris has been in this field for 24 years and loves working with children. The idea of making an impression on a child’s life, she thinks is the best thing in the world. She spends her days working with our preschool children, watching them learn, and grow every day. 

    Previous Experience:
    Prior to joining KinderCare, Ms. Doris worked at La Petite, and another child care center.
    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    21 completed Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Justina

    Ms. Justina, Prekindergarten Classroom

    I love to watch a child get excited after they accomplish something for the first time!

    Ms. Justina received her Bachelors in Psychology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. For many years now she has been working here at our Rocklin KinderCare site, where she has worked in every classroom as well as the kitchen. Ms. Justina takes on many extra responsibilities outside of her classroom including assisting in arranging our summer field trips and guest speakers. She has lived in the Rocklin area for many years and truly enjoys not only being a part of our KinderCare family, but a part of the Rocklin community.

    Year Started:
    15 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Psychology
  • Ms. Ginnie

    Ms. Ginnie, School Age Classroom

    Every child is a beautiful flower. Put them all together and you have a beautiful garden.

    Ms. Ginnie brings with her a passion and excitement that rubs off on all those around her. Ms. Ginnie truly enjoys every day she spends with the children in her classroom, giving each child the individual care and attention they deserve. In her spare time, she likes to spend quality time with her family.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Ginnie has previous experience working in child care and other customer service positions.
    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Early Childhood Education units
  • Ms. Ashley

    Ms. Ashley, School Age Classroom

    My favorite part of my day is when I can help a child grow as an individual and gain self confidence.

    Ms. Ashley grew up in San Jose and moved to Rocklin with her family when she was in high school. She attended both high school and college here in Rocklin, and is proud to call this her home. While finishing up her degree in accounting, Ms. Ashley began working with children and found her passion. She has now decided to go back to school and continue her education in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Ashley is currently working with our school-age children and is excited to increase her opportunity for growth at KinderCare as she continues her education.

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Associate of Arts in Accounting and several units in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Monique

    Ms. Monique, Learning Adventures

    Children learn through exploration and play. Allowing them to be themselves and have a voice gives them a sense of pride and self-worth.

    As an Early Childhood Educator, Ms. Monique enjoys watching children grow in their own individual way. The smile on a child's face or the embrace of a child's hug is truly the most precious gift of all. Ms. Monique also implements our enrichment programs--Phonics and Reading Adventures, Math Adventures, Cooking Adventures, and Music Adventures.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Monique was previously a prekindergarten teacher.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Bachelors in Arts and Child Development, State Supervisor Permit

Upcoming Center Activities

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April's Learning Focus

Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Growing Gardens

What better time to explore the beauty and science of flowers and gardens than the spring? Infants’ learning will focus on sensory experiences with different plants and flowers, while toddlers and three-year-olds have the opportunity to learn how to care for plants. We’ll plant seeds in soil, water the plants, observe bugs and discover how they help plants grow, and even plant a butterfly garden outside! We’ll build math skills by counting seeds, learn new vocabulary words related to flowers and plants, and as always, sing songs and read books involving gardens. 

Children 4–5 years old: In the Spring + Wild Animals

For children in the Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Classrooms, April is about exploring all things spring and discovering wild animals! Preschoolers will look for signs of spring outdoors, make mud cakes and count the twigs placed in them, and paint still-life paintings of things related to spring. When our learning turns to wild animals, we’ll learn about the habitats and habits of creatures big and small while maintaining a focus on learning lowercase letters. 

The older children in Transitional Kindergarten will focus on project-related work and pick something to work on together. In years past, children have painted a mural, made spring parade floats, painted wild animal masks, and created a model of a wild animal’s habitat. Both of these units focus on expanding the children’s understanding of the natural world around them.

Monday April 10, 2017
Come get a sneak peek of summer at KinderCare during our Open House event, from April 10th – 14th.

At KinderCare, our summer adventures are designed for learning and fun. We love taking our experiments outside, having special guests visit our centers, and even exploring our senses on walks outside or by rolling around in the cool grass. We can’t wait to meet you and show you what makes our centers special and why we would love to spend our summer with you!

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Health and safety is among our top priorities. We keep a secure environment through a coded front entry, alarms on every gate exiting the property as well as adhering to a very strict pick up policy. The health of every child in our care is top of mind each and every day. Each center's Health & Safety Coordinator works each day to ensure we provide a clean and sanitized environment for children of all ages.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

Share Your Story
If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

The teachers at KinderCare are phenomenal! They provide a warm welcome every time we come in and make me feel so good about leaving my son in someone else's care. My four-year-old son loves going to school and is always learning new things everyday. We are so glad we found this preschool.

- Mother

Denise and her team are AMAZING!!! They are like an extended family to us. They make you feel warm and welcome every time you step in the door. My daughter still remembers her first day and how Ms. Angie sat and colored with her and helped ease her into a new routine. She still has the picture up on her bedroom wall. I couldn't ask for a better place or a better group of teachers to watch over my child.

- Mother

The ladies at KinderCare have been our extended family for several years. We truly feel like our children are in the best hands. It gives us a peace of mind while we are working to know they are loved, having fun and learning. It also keeps our house clean to do all the fun/messy art projects at school. We are very thankful to have them in our lives.

- Mother

I don't even know what else to say about KinderCare besides the fact that they have seriously been the BEST school my daughter ever attended. My daughter still talks about all the teachers 4 years later. No other school has ever compared to the Rocklin KinderCare.

- Mother

Ms. Denise and the staff at Rocklin KinderCare are phenomenal! I feel so good about leaving my child in their care. As a busy working mom with a husband who travels, it's one less thing for me to worry about and I can't tell you what a difference that makes! It's obvious that all the teachers at this center genuinely care about children and feel passionate about their development. I'm so thankful for their competence, flexibility and love they share with my daughter. I would recommend them and this center without reservation to anyone looking for good quality childcare.

- Mother

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